Sunday, May 22, 2011

Patriotic Rug

Tribute to Liberty Rug, 2011
15" x 15", wool strips (3-6) on linen

Our Atha organization has a challenge for it's members each year. If we choose to participate, we have until our June meeting to complete the mat that meets the challenge. This year's challenge was a patriotic piece. I wanted to do something a little different, and I chose a picture from the cover of the 1934 July edition of The Saturday Evening Post. The cover has the painting, Statue of Liberty, by Joseph Christian Leyendecker. This is my interpretation of this magazine cover. Because my piece is the adaptation of another artist's work I needed permission to do this rug image. I received permission from The Saturday Evening Post to do this one rug.